Do you remember me telling you about Sam Fox?
After spending two months high in the mountains and low down in the desert dust, running along the Pacific Crest Trail of 2,256.5 miles, which spans the entire west coast from Canada to Mexico, Sam Fox has finally finished his race in raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease. According to brooksrunning.com, the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) covers “60 major mountain passes and descends 19 canyons. Fewer people have thru-hiked [yet alone ran] the Pacific CrestTrail than have climbed Mt. Everest.”
6 days after starting this run, Sam walked to the finish line. With his mom at his side and walking arm in arm the with her, Sam made his way to where he would take his final step of this leg.
Sam not only has raised over $400,000 so far from his run, with the number continuing to rise even after the race, but he also broke the record for completing the trail in under 60 days, the last record held by Scott Williamson who ‘walked’ the trail in 59 days one day before Sam finished running his record of 56 days. df
Let’s see… 2,256.5 miles divided by 56 days… that’s about 42 miles a day. An average of 15 hours a day of dedicated running. Wow… I am speechless. I am tired just thinking about doing something like that.
I don’t know if Sam has anything else up his sleeve in an effort to continue to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease, but whether or not, I want to personally thank you Sam. I know this ‘race’ was dedicated to your mother, but in helping her, you’ve helped us all.